Plattsburgh City Police and the Office of Fire Prevention and Control are continuing their investigation into an early Sunday fire at a multi-story brick apartment building that killed two men and left a woman with serious injuries.
New Hampshire is a big step closer to securing its $236 million judgment against Exxon Mobil to clean up contaminated groundwater with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear Exxon's appeal regarding its use of the gasoline additive MTBE.
With Senator Bernie Sanders making a run at the White House and Governor Peter Shumlin not seeking another term, it’s been one of the busiest years yet in Green Mountain politics. This weekend, Vermont Republicans and Democrats will gather for their state party conventions.
Extended conversation with Assemblywoman Janet Duprey
New York state Assemblywoman Janet Duprey announced her retirement last week after a 41-year political career. The Republican from the 115th district served 10 years as a Clinton County legislator and 21 years as the county treasurer before being elected to the Assembly in 2006. She explains how she first entered politics four decades ago.
Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo finalized the largest Adirondack land acquisition by the state in 100 years. The Boreas Ponds property must now be classified by the Adirondack Park Agency. As the governor signed the documents, a coalition of environmental groups released a report that finds lands designated wilderness are an economic driver for the Park. But critics say the report is too limited and does not assess the variety of factors that affect the region’s economy.
Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith entered the race for governor last August. But the Democrat withdrew in November after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Yesterday, Smith announced he will seek the Lieutenant Governor’s seat instead.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved a plan by the Departments of Conservation and Transportation to create a rail and trail corridor between Remsen and Lake Placid. But the plan remains controversial. Trail advocates praise the move, but there’s rancor from those who want the 119-mile rail corridor in the Adirondacks preserved.
Last Thursday, North Country state Assemblywoman Janet Duprey announced that she would retire after representing her district for 10 years. On Monday, a fellow Republican from Franklin County stepped up to run for the seat.
A small college in Burlington will close. The announcement Monday comes after the school struggled for years to repay debt incurred after it bought land, lost its line of credit and faced losing accreditation.